Heavy Metal band formed by the James brothers, real name Canning, in 1983.
They recorded a demo tape sometime during 1983/84 which was recorded at Eddie Donovan Studio in Kildare Town. And in 1984 recorded two tracks for their vinyl debut on the 1985 ‘Green Metal : New Irish Heavy Metal Comp-LP’, released by Crashed Records and Metal Masters, with the tracks 'Out Of Control' and 'Metal Mania'. They were chosen from the bands featured on the compilation to record an album for Crashed with the UK release being handled by Metal Masters. They released their 'Out Of Control' LP in 1986. The album is pretty typical sounding stuff for the time. Nothing spectacular, but not too bad either. The brilliant cover art deserves a special mention, though!Definitely a contender for best Irish album cover, EVER…!!!
Dec James contacted me recently and told me that there were two more albums recorded. But they obviously didn't make much of an impact as there is practically zero information about them available. And to make matters even worse! All the masters and remaining copies were totaaly destroyed in a fire years back. He hopes to re-record some or all of the tracks again, but only time will tell. He also mentioned that Crashed are planning on releasing the 'Out Of Control' album on iTunes. And also that he hopes to get it re-released on CD too.